A Couple Cooks | Small Bites Podcast

Small Bites Food Podcast

One of the best food podcasts serving up bite-sized food for thought.

Podcast hosts Sonja and Alex Overhiser pair small bites of food with short form interviews in their inspirational food podcast Small Bites. The married duo behind the acclaimed website A Couple Cooks has teamed up to create one of the best food podcasts exploring the stories, ideas, and people behind what we eat. 

“I love that Small Bites goes beyond food, to things like togetherness, community, and taking a political stand for the food we eat. So conversational and so inspiring!” -Rachel

More people need to know about real, good food and I continue to be equipped with ways to learn and teach from your Small Bites food podcast!” -Brittany

How to listen?

To listen to the Small Bites food podcast, open the Apple Podcasts app on your iPhone or Google Podcasts app on your Android phone. Just search for “A Couple Cooks”! The podcast can also be found on Spotify and Stitcher.

Latest Episodes

Season 1 Episodes

Yay, pie! | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 22

Molly Yeh is the star of this episode, classical musician turned food blogger and author of the new cookbook Molly on the Range. She shares her unlikely story of moving from New York City to a sugar beet farm in Northern Minnesota, and eating her way from lunchables to bahn mi to casseroles. Plus, Molly’s escapades cooking in Julia Child’s kitchen, a naked chef, and “The Best” peach pie recipe you’ll ever eat. The Best Peach Pie | A Couple cooks   Molly Yeh of My Name is Yeh Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter Her new cookbook: Molly on the Range *Preorder it now!*   How to organize your spices…the minimalist way (and Before + After photos of our spice drawer)   Our favorite cooking shows: Good Eats | Alton Brown The French Chef | Julia Child The Naked Chef | Jamie Oliver   What are your favorite cooking shows? We’d love to hear in the comments below.


Sweet as honey | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 21

Who doesn’t love honey? In this episode we share our favorite recipes with the sticky nectar, from a salad to a dessert to our signature naturally sweet whiskey sour. We talk with bee expert Kate Franzman about the fascinating life of bees, and what we can do to help them. Plus, our thoughts on moderation: how can we embrace sweet treats without going overboard? Roasted two-potato salad with honey mustard dressing | A Couple Cooks Strawberries with balsamic, Greek yogurt and mint | A Couple Cooks Naturally sweet whiskey sour | A Couple cooks   Kate Franzman of Bee Public Website | Facebook | Twitter   Our 9 tips for eating in moderation  


Homemade Bread…in 5 Minutes | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 20

Making bread at home sounds daunting, but it’s easier than you think: only 5 minutes per day and 40 cents per loaf. Not convinced? We talk with Zoe Francois, former pastry chef and author of the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes Per Day series, along with coauthor Dr. Jeff Hertzberg. Also, a real life mom who found a way to make bread-baking fit into her lifestyle — and we taste our bread on the air. GIVEAWAY: $100 from Bob’s Red Mill! See below.   Multigrain Artisan Bread | A Couple Cooks   Zoë Francois is: Zoë Bakes: Website | Instagram | Twitter Artisan Bread in 5: Website | Instagram | Twitter   Books: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day Gluten-Free Bread Artisan in Five Minutes a Day   Zoë’s epi!   Do you, like Alex, suffer from misophonia? Enter the giveaway below! a Rafflecopter giveaway


50 Shades of Brain Food | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 19

  50 shades of what? This episode, we talk brain food with Dr. Drew Ramsey, author of the books 50 Shades of Kale and Eat Complete. What we eat affects how we look, but what about how we feel? Psychiatrist Dr. Ramsey shares the best foods to eat to boost our brain and soothe our moods, and we add our favorite kale-tastic recipes.   Get your Culinary Box from Chef José Andrés today! Visit quarterly.co/YUM and enter code “SPAIN” at checkout for 10% off your first box.     Tuscan Raw Kale Salad Spicy Kale Lasagna Rice Bowl with Kale, Red Pepper, and Egg Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers with Quinoa Pesto Scallop and Plum Ceviche   Dr. Drew Ramsey Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram His books: Eat Complete | 50 Shades of Kale Brain Boost Videos   A farm on a hospital   Dr. Ramsey’s favorite Indy spots: Trader’s Point Creamery, Milktooth and Tinker Street  


From garden to table | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 18

Ending world hunger is not the typical 17-year old’s top priority, but Katie Stagliano is not the typical 17-year old! Join us as we learn about the non-profit Katie started to inspire growing vegetable gardens all over the country. Plus, our favorite addicting Italian soup chock full of vegetables, and a few tips on growing herbs.   Italian Vegetable and Gnocchi soup   How to grow herbs And a video   Katie’s Krops Ichiban japanese eggplant Some of our favorite cabbage recipes: Peanut Noodles with Napa Cabbage, Roasted Cabbage Wedge Salad, Cabbage and Apples   Fresh Food Matters   Sub-Zero will donate $5 up to $25,000 to Katie’s Krops for every hashtag with #freshfoodmatters. Join us!


The life-changing magic of olive oil | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 17

The Mediterranean diet is here to stay, and with it, olive oil. Join us on olive oil tasting with an expert in California where we slurp through oils like the best of them. Along with sharing our favorite basic homemade dressing recipe and a life-changing Mediterranean rice bowl, we’ve got a visit from our favorite minimalist and a special giveaway. How to make homemade salad dressing Basic Vinaigrette (A Couple Cooks) Balsamic Vinaigrette (The Faux Martha) Italian Vinaigrette (The Faux Martha)   Mediterranean Rice Bowl recipe (A Couple Cooks) Maia Hirschbein’s Challah with Olive Oil   California Olive Ranch Want three bottles of California-made olive oil? Enter to win the giveaway in this widget: a Rafflecopter giveaway  


For coffee lovers only | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 16

Coffee fanatics unite! This episode is dedicated especially to that enchanting morning elixir. We demonstrate our best quick-and-easy coffee-making method on the air, and share a favorite coffee-centric dessert. Plus, a visit to indie Indy coffee roaster couple Blue Mind Roasters and a special giveaway.   How to Make Coffee with an Aeropress   Toasted almond mocha affogato Mocha almond fudge vegan ice cream Peppermint ice cream and hot chocolate affogato   Local craft coffee at Blue Mind Roasting The inspiration for the business name? Alexi Murdoch’s song: Blue Mind.   Want an Aeropress coffee maker? Enter to win or order one.   Enter to win the giveaway! Don’t forget to tell your friends about the podcast giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway Thanks for listening to the A Couple Cooks podcast :)


Love & vegetables | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 15

“I don’t miss meat. I just like eating really good food.” This episode, we join author and photographer husband and wife duo Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Matthews for a behind the scenes on their new cookbook, Love & Lemons. We talk everything from eating lots of vegetables to savory mushrooms to kitchen improv — plus, a spring recipe of our own that proves tacos can be more than simply Mexican flavors. Ricotta scrambled egg and asparagus tacos (A Couple Cooks)   Jeanine and Jack are Love and Lemons The Love and Lemons Cookbook Mushrooms are meaty…really. Jack’s pretzel recipe    


Mexican flava with Rick Bayless | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 14

“The” chef Rick Bayless joins us on a journey to explore Mexican cuisine. From huevos rancheros tacos to roasted tomatillo salsa, we discuss authentic flavors, Baja California, his newest (secret) restaurant project, and what it’s like to compete on a cooking show. Plus, fun tips like how to regulate the heat of your salsa and make impressive giant flames. It’s a legit fiesta. Links: Loaded huevos rancheros tacos (A Couple Cooks) Roasted tomatillo salsa (A Couple Cooks via Rick Bayless) Homemade tortilla chips (A Couple Cooks) More Mexican from A Couple Cooks   Rick Bayless: His bio His new book: More Mexican Everyday His restaurants: Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco His new project? Valle de Guadalupe: the Napa Valley of Mexico Finca Altozano


The great ramen adventure | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 13

The best food inspirations (foodspirations?) can come from travel, but what about in your very own city? In this episode we explore one of the decade’s hottest American food trends, ramen, first at a restaurant and then in our very own kitchen. And we create our own quick vegetarian version just for the podcast!   Our quick vegetarian ramen   How every city became Brooklyn | Bon Appetit Rook


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A bite sized food podcast

Do you listen to cooking podcasts? Small Bites is a food podcast that looks at the stories, ideas, and people behind the food. Because what we eat is so much bigger than just recipes! 

Our food podcast format is “bite sized”: each episode is less than 20 minutes. In that time, we pair a small bite of food with an inspirational short form interview. It’s a busy world and we know it’s hard to find time to listen to podcasts. We hope our food podcast can fit into your daily commute or while you’re cooking or folding laundry.

Why a food podcast?

Why did we start a food podcast? Well, we’ve found the best way to learn about food is to surround yourself with people who love to food and cooking. When we started learning to cook, we made dinner with friends, watched Julia Child and Jamie Oliver on cooking shows, and used social media to connect with people who loved food. Our idea for a food podcast was to “meet” listeners in an authentic way and start a larger conversation with people who love food and cooking. 

In 2016 we started the A Couple Cooks food podcast. Since then, we’ve had the honor of chatting with some of the best and brightest leaders in food, from cookbook authors like Mark Bittman and the Pollan family, entrepreneurs like Ellen Bennett of Hedley & Bennett, and celebrity chefs like Carla Hall and Graham Elliott. We’ve covered big ideas like food as community and identity, and specific things like how to taste olive oil and salt your food. 

Best food podcasts

Some of our favorite podcasts are food & cooking podcasts. We hope Small Bites hits your list of best food podcasts! Here are a few of our personal favorites in terms of best food podcasts:


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